Coins under inspection

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There are all sorts of striking and staggering treasures in the Hôtel Gaillard vault’s safekeeping, including a superb collection of coins… well worth discovering and exploring!

Staters, obols, old shillings (sous), old pennies (denarii), écus, florins… check out the Croeseid  (6 BC), the écu of King Louis IX and the "Standing Caliph" dinar. Use a magnifying glass to look at ancient coins (Persian, Classical and Hellenistic Greek, Roman and Gallic coinage), mediaeval or Renaissance coins, coins from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Chinese coins or coinage from the Arab world.

Learn to decipher the captions and motifs on both sides of these coin, including monograms, mottos, portraits, stylised depictions, symbols and emblems.

Whether gold, silver, bronze, nickel or zinc, or made from an alloy such as electrum or billon, all of these coins are on display at the Cité de l’Économie.

 

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Lenght: 10’

Languages: English, French, Spanish

Who can play: Everyone

Conception: Banque de France / Cité de l’Économie

Production: Opixido


Published on 7 July 2020.